Where Does it come from?
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the story of Jesus' last supper and crucifixion" in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday. While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.
Are you superstitious or just unlucky?
YEAH... SATS are over – what a week it has been, more so in the media, and all these leaks! That’s probably caused more hassle and stress than anything else. Our Local primary schools have given the impression of calm, collective, organised and a chilled attitude towards it all; our school had bacon sandwiches as the start of each day!
This week we welcome RAW Family Design as a new member, very much a family affair, local company who who are a Specialist clothing embroiderer and printer and a supplier of workwear, sportswear and social ‘uniform’ - great if you have your own company and need clothing embroidered
Check them out on social media
#WOTS (words on the street)
Lots of local jobs popping up this week, keep an eye on the GARFORTH LIVE BOARD as I share all agency jobs coming through on twitter as well as local jobs in the area
Pride and Produce are looking for Sunday staff, Vogue Bar are looking for bar staff and The Gascoigne are also looking for a cleaner
Garforth Academy are looking for companies to help out with this years Work experience for their 6th formers, can you help? Here is the contact at the Academy if you can help or know a business that could. - firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week a Garforth in Bloom bag bought at Dorothy Anne's travelled all the way to Lake Erie in Pennsylvania!
Garforth in Bloom are asking, if you've bought a GIB bag, they would love it if you could take a photo of it on your holidays with location in the shot; they want to make an album #travellingbaglady!
Like this one, send it to @GarforthinBloom or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/36364579376/ or Email them your pictures by contacting them here http://www.garforthinbloom.org.uk/
Tomorrow at the Welfare Hall will be the RNLI Annual plant sale from 10am until 12pm - go and support it and buy some good plants and what you can't get there, try Sunday at Firthfields Community Centre where they too are having a plant sale provided by their gardening Club 10.00am until 1.00pm
Garforth Musical Society have enjoyed their performance this week - When the Lights go on again, every tonight and tomorrow evening are their last performances, at The Welfare Hall, so go and see something local, and then stop off at the pub after #justlikeintheolddays
Still no sign up on the new chicken shop! I do hope they pick one of my from last week's blog! ;)
Opium Beauty had a great opening and finally revealed their new shop, very sparkly and blingy - I hope some of you managed to get a glass of Prosecco?
There are no new plans in place, which also makes me think that if the rumour of Joan's old shop was to be a Dominoes, then planning permission would need to be requested to change it's use! #nopizza
Next week we are going to have an addition to the Blog, a guest blogger - each week we will try and have a local resident coming on and having their say about Garforth, telling you information what they know and and perhaps stories of interest #readthisspace next week, you may even know them #communityonboard
It’s eurovision weekend, will we win.... erm, unlikely but support it anyway, it's always fun. In theory this could be our last one we enter should the UK pull out of Europe in June! Are you having a PARTAAAYYY? - tweet us your pictures if you are @garforthtoday #garfortheurovision
The customer service is really good in our local shops and very friendly too, because they appreciate your business..... they really, really do
Until next week............
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?